The Taittinger story dates back to 1734 with the founding of the original house by Jacques Fourneaux. The link to the Taittinger name was established by the founder Pierre Taittinger, following the time he spent in the Champagne region during the First World War. He fell in love with the region and the Chateau de la Marquetterie property and returned in the 1930s to acquire it, set up the family business and realise his dream. Today, Taittinger remains the only Grande Marque Champagne House to be owned and actively managed by the eponymous family, with great-granddaughter Vitalie Taittinger now as President of Champagne Taittinger.
Taittinger is based in Reims itself, but our vineyards extend through the Champagne region and they now own 288ha of vineyards across the region. As a house, the Chardonnay grape variety plays a key role. For Taittinger’s signature Cuvee, the Taittinger Brut Reserve NV, has 40% Chardonnay (twice the percentage found in most standard non-vintage cuvees) within its blend, providing their champagnes with elegance, delicacy and finesse. The Taittinger Brut Reserve NV defines the house style, it is dry, light and graceful with small, fine bubbles. Fresh citrus fruit and subtle, weightier notes of peach and brioche combine to provide elegance in a glass.
The Taittinger range includes Taittinger Prestige Rose NV, Prelude Grands Crus NV, Nocturne Se NV, Folies de la Marquetterie NV, Vintage, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut & Comtes de Champagne Rose Brut.
Champagne Taittinger’s TRC Member is:
National Accounts Manager
Becci started working in the wine trade in 2008, where alongside studying for her BSc and MSc she worked for ‘Wine Sorted’ at consumer and trade events. She joined Hatch Mansfield Agencies, the sole UK importer of Champagne Taittinger, in 2013 and for seven years has been working within the travel retail sector supporting customers from Airports, Airlines, Ferries & Cruises within the UK. “In my spare time, I love DIY, Skiing and Netball,” she says.